Black Wine: Malbec Wine from Cahors, France: Chateau de Mercues, 2007 Malbec, Georges Vigouroux $19
He and She both say: We had a unique opportunity to taste two “Black Wines” from the Cahors region of France. Black Wine is the name given to the merlots from this ancient wine region. It’s fascinating and a little mysterious. There’s even a short film about the region at this link. More information about the history of the Black Wine here. http://wp.me/p9Qfi-mN
He says: This bottle came from the same winery, but was significantly better than the Pigmentum malbec. It had an inky purple color and dusty, leathery nose. The flavors were dark fruits, prunes and leather. It had medium tannins but could be enjoyed now or sit a couple of years. (In general, malbecs don’t age very well). A very nice wine, worthy of a 15 score.
She says: You, my friend, can stop by for a drink anytime.
Served with: Roasted chicken sausage and roasted summer vegetables.